At Lake Bafa It is not just the views and scenery that are unique and quality. The area is famous for many things and one of those is the olive oil it produces. On a recent visit to our partners at Hotel Silva Oliva we were informed that they are trying to get that internationally recognised They have been accepted as an entrant to the prestigious New York Olive Oil competion for 2015 to find the best olive oils from around the world. Florian Koch who is the motivation behind this bid seems to be a complete “food scientist” They produce many other local food products and the jams and marmalade are the taste of freshness. He explained that for years his family have used there own produced oil in their kitchen at the Hotel and restaurant and its quality was the cornerstone of many of their local dishes The oil this year is particularly good cold pressed and unfiltered delivering extreme quality with a unique taste The Memecik olives on his farm also have the advantage of being on trees very close to the lake so moisture levels are high and he produces the oil without any additional water added. The olives come from trees up to 300 years old and in the locality the local villagers revere this area as one of the best tastes we hope they agree in New York. This year Florian and his company will create the brand Silva Oliva and will sell it to visitors and tourists also online to the world at http://ift.tt/1AT8nhE and on the brand website www.silvaoliva.com This is a major promotion for the area as a whole and can spread the Lake Bafa taste and more around the globe This season there will be tasting events at the Hotel and restaurant http://ift.tt/12ZCxUO About The Competition http://ift.tt/1FRCf4L “The World’s Best Olive Oils The Best Olive Oils Yearly Index is the official results website of the New York International Olive Oil Competition. The NYIOOC is the largest, and most publicized olive oil quality competition in the world. More than 700 entries from 25 countries are judged by an international panel of experts as part of a week-long event held each April in New York City. The results of the competition are announced on the final day of judging, broadcast live and published in the international press. Retailers, distributors and consumers throughout the world use the competition results as a buying guide to the best extra virgin olive oils. The competition winners are bestowed the distinction “Best Olive Oils in the World” and featured in this yearly index where details of every award-winning oil are presented in a format accessible to all devices.” At Lake Bafa .org we wish this olive oil entry the best of luck and hope all involved promote our amazing location in their quest.